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My life is on the line.
I’m trapped both physically and emotionally. A pawn in a game I didn’t know I was playing.
Until I met him.
Pike acts without emotion, but I know he feels something for me.
I see it in his eyes when he looks at me. I feel it when he’s close.
I know it’s real because I feel it too.
It complicates everything.
I know that I’m part of Pike’s plan for revenge.
He doesn’t know he’s part of mine.
Pawn is book two of The Pawn Duet. Pike is book one.
There is nothing like ‘visiting’ the Causeway for another adventure that is sure to knock your socks off. King and his extended family have taken readers on one epic journey to another. Every moment in the King series and subsequent spin-offs have left me thrilled to no end. After diving into Pike – I couldn’t wait to get my hands on Pawn.
After the mouth dropping ending in Pike, I couldn’t wait to find out what was going on with Mickey. Revenge is the name of the game and Pike’s emotions and actions are all over the place. Mickey is faced with uncertainty, determination and her feelings for Pike. Both are fighting for each other, but the past will play a critical role in where the story will lead.
I will admit I was anticipating every single action and reaction in this quest for the truth. What I didn’t expect was to get ¾ of the way through the book and have it become so disjointed that it made my head spin. There were some surprising twists that left you rooting for the most unexpected characters, but then one revelation led to the unraveling of a magnificent plot. At that point – so many things were thrown in and it was like a hodge podge of information. Whiplash would be a great way to describe what unfolded and left me going back to reread parts of the story to make sure I wasn’t reading a flawed copy of the book.
Pike and Mickey find that ‘happily ever after’…….well…..sort of. The ending was like multiple trains of thought thrown together without a ‘real’ resolution or understanding of the influx on information. If you read the authors notes – TM Frazier explains that writing this book in a time of social unrest was hard. I get that…..I totally do. However – this is one of those times where I think a novel should have been held closer to the vest until an ending fit for such an epic series and spin off was possible. In the end – I felt let down from a legacy in the Causeway that is worthy of an epic ending.
Pike bends me over the sink. I grip the edge to prevent falling face-first against the porcelain. I glance up at him through the mirror to where he’s standing behind me, appraising my body with fierce heat in his fiery eyes. He molds his body against mine. I close my eyes at the sensation I’ve been dreaming about feeling since the last time I saw him. I relish in his scent, his heat.
“Open your eyes, Mic,” he orders. “I want you to see this. To see us.”
My only response is a whimper. I have no words.
As ordered, I open my eyes.
Pike grazes the back of my neck with his lips. “I want to see your reaction in the mirror as you take my cock. I want you to see mine as I give it to you. I’m not just going to fuck you. This is a message. One I want you to hear loud and fucking clear so that there will be no more misunderstandings between us.” He reaches between my legs under my skirt, cupping my pussy over my damp panties.
I push back against him with a loud groan. Pike holds me in place, pushing my panties down my legs before resuming his touch, this time against bare and soaking wet flesh.
He groans when he feels what’s waiting for him. “This belongs to me.” He wraps an arm around my shoulder, closing a hand over my throat, biting at my earlobe. His next words are both a statement and a warning, delivered while the shaft of his thick cock presses against the cleft of my ass.
“You. Belong. To. Me.”